SX Jazz Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fatillac, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Old head stock models tend to go for a few extra bucks.
  2. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    That particular model was probably around $150 when new, it has the older headstock, blocks on the fingerboard which makes it a lil more desirable...depends on if you want it for those reasons, or if any ol' SX will do. Personally I wouldnt have any problem payin $140 for it.
  3. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    I'd pay $140 if they throw in shipping. Otherwise I'd offer $120.
  4. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Yep most folks consider the old headstock shape much more desirable. Plus, from the pictures, it would appear that the wood grain is pretty nicely matched which means you have half the luck thing out of the way which is worth something extra too.

    The other half of the luck thing would be the fret job on the neck. And that can only be determined by playing the beast. Play each and every note on the neck looking for buzzy actions. Look for low action all over the neck. If action is a bit high or certain notes seem to buzz you may need some fret work which is not the end of the world but certainly something to figure into what you are willing to pay.

    So barring any hidden defects it seems like a bass with some potential to me.
  5. refuge4

    refuge4 Guest

    Jan 23, 2009
    Houston, TX, USA
    In my experience sx is a great bang for your buck. I paid $120 for an old headstock/blocked neck model thay has been discontinued about 3 years ago. Like others have mentioned, be ready to put a little more cash into it to make it play to your liking. For ~$150 you cant expect a miracle but I've been pleased with the ones that I have owned.